Cisco has been heavily marketing their Full Stack Observability (FSO) proposition since their acquisition of ThousandEyes in 2020 adding to their earlier acquisition of AppDynamics. As with SD-WAN before it, FSO is ultimately a consolidation of existing products, many of which have been available in the market for a while, but the value comes in bringing them all together into a single place with easily digestible outputs.
As a result, the value of FSO is something that can be misunderstood, however with benefits like enhanced application performance, resource optimisation and improved application security, it’s an area that is well worth looking into further. Indeed, with the focus and attention Cisco are putting on their FSO proposition, and their announcement at Cisco Live of their Business Risk Observability offering, now is the perfect time to do so.
Sustainability is a big topic for UK organisations with climate change, supply chain sustainability and circular economy all areas of interest. Perhaps partly driven by UK specific factors such as the cost-of-living crisis, British organisations are asking for help to meet their sustainability goals, and between their Workplace Transformation and IoT propositions, Takeback and Reuse programs, and commitment to being net zero across their value chain by 2040, Cisco are certainly looking to use their technology to respond.
Cisco’s Meraki MT Sensors, Cisco Wireless and Mobility offering, and Catalyst 9k switches all support the sustainability agenda with smart facilities management, creating flexible office space and workplace mobility that all drive down energy use and carbon emissions.
The Product Takeback and Reuse Program lets Cisco equipment owners return hardware that has reached end-of-use, at no cost. If your equipment can be powered on, you (or your service provider) can submit a return request through Cisco’s web platform and schedule pickup – it’s as easy as that. Returned equipment is stored in a secure location and data is cleared from returned hard drives to protect data security and with Cisco reusing or recycling 99.9% of hardware returned to them, you can be reassured this is a secure and environmentally sustainable way to dispose of your equipment.
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